DIY brightening scrub
An Introduction to Skin Brightening Scrubs
Skin brightening scrubs exfoliate skin and help improve tone, and reveal brighter, more radiant skin.
Today, the global cosmetic and beauty industry stands at more than $500 billion. The various money-minting companies are introducing tons of cosmetics products to lure an immense number of customers. In this world of social media, the need to look good drives people towards these chemical infused beauty products. The truth is some chemicals in beauty products do more harm to our skin than we can imagine.
“DIY beauty products” are frankly one of the best things to include in your skincare routine. They’re not only easy to make and budget-friendly but also very effective. Keep reading this article, to find out how you can create your own DIY brightening scrubs easily at home.
Does scrubbing skin lighten it?
Today, one of the significant skin troubles, we all need to deal with, is skin dullness and hyper-pigmentation caused due to excessive exposure to pollutants and the sun.
One of the main reasons why the skin may appear dull is the accumulation of dead skin cells on epidermis(top layer) of the skin. Scrubbing effectively exfoliates your skin, which leads to the removal of the dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin. The process helps your skin to get rid of impurities and makeup residues.
The technique of scrubbing works quite well in skin lightening. It also boosts the efficiency of other topical skin brightening products by allowing them to penetrate easily through your pores. The result is brighter and softer skin faster.
How do you make a skin lightening scrub?
Making a skin lightening scrub will not require you to buy special hard-to-find ingredients and pour in hours of your precious time. It’s actually one of the simplest things to make and use in your skincare routine.
You can easily make these skin whitening scrubs using the magical elements found in your pantry.
How to make a DIY Skin Lightening Scrub?
1. THE GRAM FLOUR DE-TANNING SCRUB
Take 2 tbsp of gram flour. Mix it with 1 tbsp of lemon juice and a little bit of water to get a paste-like consistency. It should not be very runny.
Apply it over your face and other body parts before you take a bath. You can also add half tsp of turmeric for added advantages. Leave it for 10 minutes and then, gently scrub it out using water. This helps with exfoliation and de-tanning.
2. SKIN BRIGHTENING WITH SUGAR SCRUB
In a bowl, mix 4 tbsp of sugar with 2 tbsp of orange juice and 1 tbsp of coconut oil. Add 1 tbsp of natural raw honey to this mixture and stir it well.
Apply it on your face and body. Leave it for several minutes and then, rinse with water. You can also easily store it in a jar, to use the brightening sugar scrub again in the future.
3. BRIGHTENING COFFEE SCRUB
In half cup coffee grounds, pour 2 tbsp warm water along with 1 tbsp heated coconut oil. Combine all the ingredients well to get the right scrub-like consistency.
Apply it over your face and body. Then, wash it off with some water. Coffee is best known for removing cellulite. It also gently peels of dead skin cells. Moreover, coconut oil helps with moisturizing the skin and making it supple and smooth.
4. BAKING SODA LEMON DIY BRIGHTENING SCRUB
First, cut a lemon in half and squeeze some juice out in a bowl. Then, add some baking soda, to create a paste.
Apply this brightening scrub onto your skin and scrub in circular motions for a couple of minutes. Then, rinse with warm water. Be sure no to get the scrub near your eyes, because it may irritate them.
After you apply this scrub, you may feel light tingling and warm sensation, but it should not hurt or burn. This brightening scrub is highly effective and really lightens the skin tone, however, it may be not recommended for very sensitive skin.
Instead of getting those expensive bleaching creams that are seldom effective, you can make DIY scrubs using readily available ingredients.
Use any of these scrubs about twice a week and welcome the glow you always desired. Furthermore, if you use these DIY brightening scrub recipes regularly, it will make your pores clearer and smaller. It will also help in diminishing blackheads.